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Family, Self-care, Work

Dilemma Resolved

This is a work post. I don't post about work very much because, well, it's generally pretty boring to people outside of my domain. I mean, seriously, I work in software, duller than dull right? Most people think software development is as obscure and highly technical as chemistry (doh, PhD chemist here too, double trouble).… Continue reading Dilemma Resolved

Self-care, Work

Love Thyself

This isn't going to become a regular thing, long-time readers have probably picked up that I (we) am (are) not religious in the slightest. That doesn't mean that I don't think the bible or any other religious text of any denomination or faith don't have value, truth, or wisdom. They absolutely do. So, here goes.… Continue reading Love Thyself

Reading, Work

Three failures (and why that’s a good thing)

I've been reading How to Fail: Everything I’ve Ever Learned From Things Going Wrong by Elizabeth Day recently. I'm not sure how I stumbled across it but it's a really interesting read. https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Fail-Everything-Learned-Things-ebook/dp/B07H3DRJG3 It's definitely taking precedence over my reading homework for my future leaders initiative: https://twitter.com/AndSmelly/status/1540448254504194049?s=20&t=0p0irTiB6Kxc1tDvY5iXnw I think we all dwell on our "failures"… Continue reading Three failures (and why that’s a good thing)

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Learning, Self-care, Work

Exciting and much scarier

Last year, I wrote a series of posts about an exciting and scary mentoring opportunity at work. That came to an end in February, eventually unproductive but very interesting. Then, just over a month ago, something much scarier happened. The beginning It started with an email from the HR training lead for Europe. Now, emails… Continue reading Exciting and much scarier

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Work

Exciting and scary: the end

So about a year ago an exciting but scary opportunity presented itself to me at work. There was some progress and then a bit more. Now we're at the end. I'd been trundling along with the same general activities for quite a while, there are challenges and long term projects running all the time and… Continue reading Exciting and scary: the end

Friends, Politics & Equality, Work

You look tired…

OK, so potentially debatable opinion: I hate Zoom. Work has just switched to Zoom for conference calls and that means more video calls. I've managed to avoid them so far for the most part - himself almost always interrupts my regular Wednesday group meeting and I've started making him wave at the other participants in… Continue reading You look tired…

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Work

Exciting and scary: more progress

Edit: If you want to see the end of the story, here's the conclusion. So a couple of months ago an exciting but scary opportunity presented itself to me at work. I'd been trundling along with the same general activities for quite a while, there are challenges and long term projects running all the time… Continue reading Exciting and scary: more progress